I have found some really cool science stuff that is “Solar Active.” I’ve experimented with solar active beads before, but the Solar Active site has other fun stuff that responds to UV radiation, such as fingernail polish and shoestrings. I don’t care much for paining my nail with UV polish, but my mind is twirling with ideas for using it in different science activities. But first let me tell you how I am going to use the solar beads in a classification activity.
Classification is all about organizing things by their properties. I have designed an activity that identifies characteristics not usually associated with classification, such as responses to different different kinds of electromagnetic radiation.
NOW in plain language—how things respond to sunlight as well as other light sources, including fluorescent and incandescent.
You can find details of this activity at this link—-ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
For infomation about UV radiation, see ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION INDEX.